The Outsiders Characters

  • Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator, a member of the greasers.
  • Darry, Ponyboy's older brother, who takes care of him after their parents die in a car crash.
  • Sodapop, Ponyboy's brother.
  • Johnny, Ponyboy's friend, who dies of injuries sustained during a fire.
  • Bob Sheldon, a Soc, whom Johnny kills when the Socs try to drown Ponyboy.
  • Cherry Valence, Bob's girlfriend, who spies on the Socs for the greasers.

Character Summary

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Ponyboy Curtis is the sole narrator of The Outsiders, so all the characters and all the action are seen through his eyes as the reader...

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Character Development

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Ponyboy Curtis, his best friend Johnny Cade, and the tough hood Dallas Winston are the main characters in The Outsiders. Ponyboy narrates...

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